Preparing for a photo session can be a little stressful and overwhelming, this is especially true if the photo session is for your whole family! With a little planning and preparation there's no need to get stressed, and you'll be able to better enjoy your session!
To help you out and hopefully reduce your stress, I've put together some tips and resources to get you, and your family, prepared for your photo session.
5 tips to help prepare for your photo session!
1. What are you wearing?
Planning out what wear can be the biggest hassle, this is especially true if you've got to figure out what your family is going to wear. To make figuring out your wardrobe a little easier, consider a couple of things:
For more, you can take a look at the Pinterest board I've put together just to help you out! You'll find color schemes and clothing ideas here to make it easier to pick out the perfect wardrobe!
2. What should you bring?
A familiar question, but one that some folks are a little scared to ask. Besides yourself, I recommend bringing a few things to the session:
3. Prepare yourself mentally for the session.
We've all got a hundred different things on our plate, it's easy to just bounce from one thing to the next. Don't look at your session like just another thing on your plate or list, but as something that's going to be fun and memorable.
If the session is just for you, plan to bring a good (funny/energetic) friend with you to help keep you having fun and relaxed.
If the session is for your family, talk it up ahead of time and make it a special activity. I mean it's not everyday you get have your very own photographer!
4. Get plenty of sleep
Sleep, for many of us a great night's sleep is often an elusive thing, but getting a good night's sleep before a photo session can go a long way. Being well rested will give you more energy, help you look better, and improve your mood. If all else fails, and you're like me, don't be afraid to enjoy that cup (or 4) of coffee.
5. Practice your pose.
Wait, what?! Yes, that's right, practice your pose. I hear to often folks say they don't like the way the look in pictures. I think there are a couple of reasons for this:
Practicing your pose ahead time to can address both issues to some degree. You may feel weird doing it, but you'll appreciate it in the long run, and you'll be much happier with your photos when you see them. Not to mention the photo session will feel a lot more natural.
Try the following, preferably in front of a mirror so you can watch yourself:
For more in depth posing tips, I suggest heading over to my Client Photoshoot Prep board on Pinterest.
Hopefully, these 5 tips will help you feel less stressed and more prepared for your photo session. When in doubt or if you have questions, contact your photographer! I know I'm always willing to help! I want my clients to be relaxed and having fun throughout their session, and talking with your photographer ahead of time about any concerns and/or ideas you have can go along way to making that happen.
We aren't yet connected, I'd love to CONNECT with YOU. Whether you're ready to book a session with me, or just want to say hi, I'd be honored to connect and get to know you. You can connect with me on social media through the links at the bottom or the CONNECT link at the top of the page!
8/31/2022 06:50:33 pm
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